Pumpkin Patchin' and All Things Fall

It's Fall Ya'll!

Well, it was for like 2 seconds but Mother Nature has a thing about teasing us Southern Californians with a brief taste of Fall - you know, she lets the weather cool down enough for us to break out the sweaters and beanies so we can FINALLY enjoy some Fall goodness and then a day or 2 later she's all like "just kidding, girl!"

Yup. True story!

The first weekend of October, we got the cool crisp air and temps dipped down into the 60s, which was PERFECT because we were eager to start crossing things off our Fall Bucket List. We went to Riley's Apple Farm up at Oak Glen in Redlands, CA with my brother-in-law, his wife, and 2 girls (London & Paris). I've never been actual apple picking before. And as you can probably imagine, I was beyond ecstatic to be able to experience it for the first time with my girls.

Restaurant + Bakery at Riley's Apple Farm

So I had this idea that we'd pick a whole bucket full of apples and then we'd be able to bring them home and bake all kinds of pies and stuff! Because that's what you do in the Fall, right? First off, I've NEVER baked an apple pie in my life so it was highly unlikely that I would have really made one. But the thought itself was ambitious enough to drive all the way to an apple orchard. And second, we didn't pick enough apples. They were gone by the time we left the farm because my husband and 2 babes ate them all up. Go figure.

Ella chillin' in her Baby Jogger City Select stroller

Baby Jogger City Select Stroller / Baby Jogger Tray / Munchkin Paw Patrol Cup

Riley's Apple Farm also had a pumpkin patch up at the top of the hill so we got to do some pumpkin patching there, too! Both our girls picked their pumpkins, this mama blogger got her fair share of photos, and everyone enjoyed themselves! It turned out to be a great start to Fall!

Or what we thought was the start of Fall here in Sunny Southern California.

Summer came back and the "All Things Fall"-ish feeling kinda went away. We were hoping to hit up more Pumpkin Patches: Peltzer Pumpkin Farm in Temecula and Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch in Yucaipa (which is a family tradition and we usually go every year) but it just didn't happen. The hubby has had to work a lot and we've been kinda busy doing other things that we didn't get a chance to.

But hey, 1 more weekend left before Halloween and still a few more things to do like Pumpkin Carving at my sister-in-law's house (which has been another family tradition for like the last 5 years), finishing up Halloween costumes and then some major trick-or-treating to wrap up the month of October!!! Can't wait to show you more Fall goodness so stay tuned!


Do you have a Fall Bucket List? What have you accomplished thus far?

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